A symphony is a musical piece that has several segments that normally involves an orchestra whereas a concerto is a piece that has three movements which include a soloist, who improvises, and an orchestra.
That’s were I feel like I am. Life used to be like a symphony. Childhood, adulthood, geriatric. Now, I feel like I am improvising a solo. I have had two blunders while trying to inject medication. One time I had the autoinjector loaded and ready to go, pushed the button and thought, “wow, that didn’t hurt at all”. Then realized I never pulled the cap off the syringe and when I unscrewed the auto injector all the medication spewed out. Just blunders, and I know it;s going to take a while till it becomes routine, but, hey, this is not cheap medication.
I called today to order my next dosage and without insurance the medication runs over $2,000 for a months supply.
I got a subscription to neurology today. It’s a free magazine that had all kinds of articles on different neurological disorders. I am still trying to learn as much as I can, but I think the next step is to reach out. I would really like to talk to more people who have been diagnoses with MS and see how treatments have gone for them.
I think in society we are driven to be independent, take care of ourselves and to not ask for help. We are essentially a cultural group of loners. I don’t think that’s our purpose. I think we are here to connect with each other. Treat all as neighbors. Ask for help, offer help and connect.